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College Archives

Preserving the Past and Present for the Future

Our Mission

The mission of the Le Moyne College Archives is to collect, arrange and preserve documents that are of historical value to the College and to provide the Le Moyne community including the administrators, faculty, alumni, students and interested members of the public with information relative to the College's history and development.

The Archives collects records which have continuing historical value. Records no longer needed in the offices for current administrative, financial or legal purposes contain valuable information about the history of Le Moyne people, programs, the campus and events. The Archives provides permanent preservation of these materials.

The crucial test is that the document was created by a member of the college community, in the course of his or her work for the college. The Archives also collects personal papers of faculty, staff, students and others, which help to document personnel and activities of the College.

An official record of the College may include a handwritten or electronic document, a photograph, an audio/videotape, or an e-mail.

Since it is members of the College community are the ones who constantly create the record of the College's history, the process of preserving that history must begin with you!

Contacting the Archives

 Monday to Friday
 8:30 a..m. to 12:00 p.m.
 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


 The Archives is located on the second floor of the Noreen Falcone Library.


Fr. William J. Bosch, S.J.
College Archivist
Phone: 315-445-4732
Fax: 315-445-4722

Our History
From the Archivist
Moving Up Day: June 11, 1948

Today in history: Moving Up Day! When Le Moyne first opened for classes in September of 1947, it was operating out of various temporary locations.  One was the Hiscock Mansion on James Street and the other was Le Moyne Hall, which was located on E. Onondaga Street.  While classes met throughout the first school year, […]

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Today’s treasure!

Today while digging around our collection, I came across some copies of The Salt Well.  The Salt Well was the literary magazine of the college, a predecessor to today’s Salamander. (The Salamander was first published in 1975). The volumes are relatively light, and contain much more prose than poetry (a trend that is reversed in […]

Friday, June 05, 2015
Using the Archives

Any members of the Le Moyne community (students, faculty, staff, alumni) or interested researchers from the general public are invited to use the archives! Our holdings are vast and date all the way back to the formation of the college.  We have blueprints of buildings, oral history recordings from past faculty/staff, old yearbooks, letters, correspondence, […]

Thursday, June 04, 2015
Why should we care?

Obviously I am a huge dork and find all of this interesting, but I was curious to see who else (if anyone) cared. I created a survey and got 118 responses (most from Class of 2018-Class of 2009). There were a variety of answers and opinions, as could be expected.  Here are some of the […]

Tuesday, June 02, 2015
In which the author introduces herself…

One of the tricky things about being a writer is finding your voice. As a Creative Writing major during my time at Le Moyne, one of the first things I would assess in workshops was the different voices of my fellow writers.  I took two forays into the world of playwriting, and the most challenging […]

Sunday, May 31, 2015
But what do archives do?!

If you found your way here, you know (or, you know now!) that this is the brand new blog of the Le Moyne College Archives.  We are so excited to be able to share more of the treasures, secrets, stories, and history that’s held in the Archives with you, the Le Moyne and Jesuit communities, […]

Thursday, May 28, 2015